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Nike to buy Umbro in $580 Million Deal


Breaking news: Umbro has agreed to be purchased by Nike in a $580 million deal. The English company was founded in 1920 and has the contract to manufacture the kits for England’s national team as well as a handful of Premier League clubs including Everton, Sunderland, Blackburn and others.

Just a few weeks ago, EPL Talk interviewed an Umbro executive for an episode of the EPL Talk Podcast. Listen to the interview with Martin Prothero.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 23, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Have you ever seen the hideous NFL unis designed by Reebok? Seriously, American sporting culture is whacked when it comes to kit designs. Nike will be more tasteful for the European market.

  2. Simon Burke

    October 23, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    These kits are ‘awesome’ , what are you complaining about….

    Shudders – they are hideous.

  3. Kartik

    October 23, 2007 at 11:06 am

    This is a disaster. From classy kits like England wears you’ll see this type of nonsense:

    http://images.usatoday.com/sports/_photos/2006/09/12/ducks-large.jpg

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